This introductory module had several goals:

  1. to give you important background that will be referred to in the other modules (e.g., technical terms, different pedagogical approaches);
  2. to frame this course in terms of professional development;
  3. and to emphasize that professional development is a life-long commitment.

Remember that becoming a language teacher is a developmental process. It takes time. It takes experience. But most of all, it takes reflection. As you work through the modules in this online course, continue to reflect on your own professional development—where you are now and where you'd like to go in the near future.